Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Information on -

  • Government funding (existing & new)
  • Trusts & Foundations
  • Free Grant Tracker Offer


Government funding schemes for the sector to address Covid-19 impacts

Below is a summary of available sources of government financial support available to sector organisations in Northern Ireland to address the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis.  We will update this list as things develop.  

Free GrantTracker for One Month during Covid-19 Crisis

NICVA's recent survey demonstrated Covid-19's negative impacts on fundraising.  So, we want to help you access all the funders you can, not just new Covid-19 related grants, but also grants for your work after the pandemic.

The National Lottery Community Fund - funding approach in response to COVID 19

Statement from Dawn Austwick, CEO of THL Community Fund telling how they will support people and communities at this difficult and extremely challenging time.

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

In this time of national crisis, CAF has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of COVID 19.

Statements from key trusts & foundations on their COVID-19 responses

Many funders have demonstrated flexibility during this time. Some with extra funding, others with allowing grant variations.  Below are links to statements by individual funders on how they are tackling COVID-19.

New & Updated COVID-19 Funds from Trusts & Foundations

Updates on all COVID-19 related funding from Trusts & Foundations for your organisation

Coronavirus Update Meeting with Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA

NICVA had a very positive meeting yesterday, Wednesday 18 March 2020, with Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey

National Emergencies Trust launches appeal to help Civic Society support those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.


June 2020 Fundraising Clinic (Telephone)
24 Jun 2020 -
10:00 to 17:00
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Geoff Nuttall

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Share your COVID-19 support service information

Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

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